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Googie Withers (1917–2011)

Googie Withers began her acting career at the age of 12. She was dancing in the chorus in a West End revue when she was spotted by a Warner Brothers casting director. She went to do a screen test for them at the Riverside Studios and was invited to become an extra. On her first day at the filming of The Girl in the Crowd (1935) she arrived on the ... See full bio »

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Within These Walls
Within These Walls Prison Governess - Faye Boswell
The Lady Vanishes
Shine Katharine Susannah Prichard
Dead of Night
Dead of Night Joan Cortland


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 1996 Shine
Katharine Susannah Prichard
 1994 Country Life
 1989 Ending Up (TV Movie)
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Lady Armstrong
- Melba (1988) ... Lady Armstrong
 1986-1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mrs. Allen / Mrs. Pusey / Leda Klein
- Hotel du Lac (1986) ... Mrs. Pusey
- Time After Time (1986) ... Leda Klein
 1974 The Cherry Orchard (TV Movie)
 1972-1973 Boney (TV Series)
Diana Thompson / Jane Loftus
- Boney Hunts a Murderess (1973) ... Diana Thompson
- Boney and the Reaper (1972) ... Jane Loftus
 1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rosalind Shepherd
- Last Year's Confetti (1972) ... Rosalind Shepherd
 1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Muriel Stokes
- Knightsbridge (1972) ... Muriel Stokes
 1971 Seasons of the Year (TV Series)
Lady Rudge
- Court Circular Spring 1877 (1971) ... Lady Rudge
 1971 Nickel Queen
Meg Blake
 1958 Television World Theatre (TV Series)
- Amphitryon 38 (1958) ... Alkmena
 1956 Port of Escape
Anne Stirling
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- The Dark Lake (1955) ... Laura
 1954 Devil on Horseback
Mrs. Cadell
 1952 Derby Day
Betty Molloy
 1951 The Magic Box
Sitter in Bath Studio
 1951 White Corridors
Dr. Sophie Dean
 1950 Traveller's Joy
Bumble Pelham
 1949 Once Upon a Dream
Carol Gilbert
 1945 Dead of Night
Joan Cortland
 1944 They Came to a City
 1944 On Approval
Helen Hale
 1942 Back-Room Boy
 1941 Jeannie
Laundry Girl
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Forrest
Alice Forrest
 1939 Trouble Brewing
Mary Brown
 1939 Murder in the Night
Lola Matthews
 1938 You're the Doctor
Helen Firmstone
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
 1938 Convict 99
 1938 Strange Boarders
 1938 If I Were Boss
 1938 Paid in Error
Jean Mason
 1937 Gaiety Girls
 1937 The Green Cockatoo (uncredited)
 1937 Pearls Bring Tears
 1937 Action for Slander
 1936 King of Hearts
 1936 Accused
Ninette Duval
 1936 Crime Over London
Miss Dupres
 1936 Crown v. Stevens
Ella Levine
 1936 All at Sea
Daphne Tomkins
 1935 Dark World
 1935 Her Last Affaire
 1935 Windfall
 1935 The Love Test
 1935 The Girl in the Crowd
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She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Michael Redgrave, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Zoe Caldwell, and Eileen Atkins in the cast. Douglas Seale was director. See more »

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1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm not changing my name. Remember that I have won a certain reputation with it, and I don't feel like beginning over again with a fresh name. Besides, my real name sounds even crazier. I was christened Georgette Lizette!


Her stage name dates from her childhood. It was an affectionate nickname given to her by her Indian ayah (nurse); "googie" means "pigeon" or "dove" in Hindi. Unfortunately an alternative translation is "crazy". See more »

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